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Aug 12, 2012 at 08:41pm IST

Olympics: PM congratulates Sushil Kumar on winning silver

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today congratulated Sushil Kumar on his winning the silver medal in the 66kg freestyle wrestling event at the London Olympic Games.

The Prime Minister said the nation is proud of Sushil Kumar, whose performance was a triumph of dedicated preparation, talent, and mental strength.

Sushil lost the final bout 1-3 to Japanese Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu.

PM congratulates Sushil Kumar on winning silver

Wrestler Sushil Kumar after winning silver.

Sushil became the first Indian sports-person to win back-to-back individual Olympic medals, having won a bronze at the Beijing Games in 2008.